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Source: Gronk won't go on PUP list

Updated: September 1, 2013, 8:38 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPN.com

The New England Patriots will keep recovering tight end Rob Gronkowski on their 53-man roster, and not place him on the reserve/physically unable to perform list, a league source tells ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Gronkowski isn't expected to be ready for the season-opener Sept. 8 against the Buffalo Bills, or for the second game, Sept. 12, against the New York Jets. But there has been enough progress in Gronkowski's recovery from forearm and back surgeries to think that a return ...

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